FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jan. 15, 2004
Contact: Anika Mitchell Perkins
IHL approves mission/vision/guiding principles statement, Campus Master
COLUMBUS, Miss. – The Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher
Learning unanimously approved Mississippi University for Women’s campus
facilities master plan today and mission/vision/guiding principles
statement on Wednesday.
The Campus Master Plan outlines MUW’s vision for the future and will
create a dynamic living and learning environment for students.
The mission statement provides a general sense of identity for the
university and presents some of the core tenets of the university.
MUW President Claudia Limbert said, “There was unanimous consent for
both items. We were very pleased with the results. Both initiatives
involved input from the campus community.”
Funding, totaling $35 million for the first phase of the Campus Master
Plan, has already been identified.
A highlight of the plan is the creation of a recreation district that
consists of the replacement facilities for the Physical Education
Assembly Building (PEAB)—with the addition of an outdoor pool and
elevated indoor walking track, open green space, tennis courts, etc.
Another detail of the plan is to develop the intersection of Serenade
Drive and Fifth Avenue as a pedestrian-oriented campus square with a
cyber café addition to the library, a new recreation center and
eventually the addition of a new campus center.
The plan also calls for the renovation of Barrow School into loft
apartments and the constructions of single-family housing units on the
perimeter of that block.
The first phase of the Campus Master Plan is expected to take one to
five years and carry MUW 20 years into the future.
The mission/vision/guiding principles statement can be accessed by going
The Campus Master Plan can be viewed by going to